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DL seniors take home quarter of a million in scholarships

Scholarship recipients smile Monday night as the Dollars For Scholars Awards Program got underway at the Detroit Lakes High School. (Paula Quam / Tribune)

Several Detroit Lakes High School seniors on the cusp of launching into their new, more independent lives gathered into the gymnasium Monday night for the annual Dollars For Scholars Awards Program. 

About a quarter of a million dollars in scholarships were awarded throughout the evening, according to Dollars for Scholars President Tom Seaworth. Dozens of businesses, organizations and private donors were onhand to dole out the scholarships.